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Robert Smith

Musician Robert Smith
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Profession: Musician


Biography: Lead singer, guitar player, lyricist and principal songwriter of rock band The Cure.

Born: April 21, 1959
Birthplace: Blackpool, United Kingdom
Age: 63 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus

Married Life

  • 1988-08-13 British "The Cure" rock musician Robert Smith (29) weds Mary Poole (29) in England

Historical Events

  • 1979-05-08 The Cure release their debut album "Three Imaginary Boys" (Boys Don't Cry in US, Australia)
  • 1986-06-20 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The Cure, Psychedelic Furs, and Level 42 headline; other performers include: Simply Red, Madness, Ruby Turner, Amazulu, Lloyd Cole, Black Uhuru, The Wailers Band, Loudon Wainwright III, John Martyn, The Housemartins, The Waterboys, The Pogues, Gil Scott-Heron, Robert Cray Band, and Christy Moore
  • 1990-06-22 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The Cure, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo headline; other performers include Sinead O'Connor, Neville Brothers, Ry Cooder, Del Amitri, Flaco Jiminez, Hothouse flowers, and World Party
  • 1995-06-23 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Oasis, Pulp, and The Cure headline; other performers include SinĂ©ad O'Connor, Tanita Tikaram, Simple Minds, War, Indigo Girls, and Jeff Buckley
  • 2005-07-02 Live 8 concert at Chateau de Versailles, Paris, France; performers include Andrea Bocelli, Dido, Sahakira, Youssou N'dour, The Cure, and Zucchero
  • 2019-03-29 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Cure; Def Leppard; Janet Jackson; Stevie Nicks; Radiohead; Roxy Music; and The Zombies

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